20 Years in Business
After 20 years in business we are proud to share what we have learned about our priorities and beliefs as a company. We believe that good health, endurance and cheer are bounties immeasurable by monetary means, and contribute to peace on the planet. It is important to us to honor the cultures and sacred practices of those who have been aware of these herbs for centuries. It is because of the indigenous people’s knowledge of plants and the way they documented them (in stories, songs, dance, and in their favorite recipes) that we are able to pass on to you these amazing botanicals.
One of the most harmful things a company can do to a small farmer is to pressure them to use chemicals or short sighted farming practices. We never pressure our growers to utilize chemicals to increase yield. In fact, we promote organic agriculture and collaborate with tradi-tional farmers who specialize in organic methods. Herbs America is dedicated to providing the highest quality products, direct from the source.
In our commitment to quality, we provide third party testing to ensure the products we are offering live up to our high standards. We follow the strict guidelines set forth by such agencies as FDA (cGMP), Oregon Tilth (Organic Certification), Earth Kosher (Kosher Certification) and the USDA. We do this not just to follow rules, but to make sure we are always pushing ourselves to deliver the highest quality products possible.
We want to offer our thanks for your continued support of our com-pany, our products and our values. We are proud to stand behind the ethics this company was built upon 20 years ago. Feel for yourself the power of the Inca.
A History Steeped
In 1994, I was fortunate to lead a botanical expedition through the Peruvian Andes to search for maca. It soon became apparent that, even in the Andes, maca was incredibly elusive and rare. It is estimated there was only enough maca in Peru to feed a few small villages.
But to ancient Peruvians, maca root was a precious commodity, used by the Inca to strengthen bones, hair, to increase mental concentration and to supply higher levels of physical energy and endurance. For almost two centuries maca was commonly traded for gold and exported to feed the kings of Spain. While maca had been valued for millenia, in the late 20th century it slipped into obscurity and remained hidden away at 14,000 feet elevation, teetering on the brink of extinction.
With the help of the Peruvian government, I visited universities and seed germplasm collections throughout Peru. Using USDA government permits, we were the first to export maca plants and seeds to botanical gardens, universities and researchers in North America and around the world.
Since then, researchers have proven what the Inca had been saying for centuries: maca works because it is loaded with natural precursors, amino acids, minerals and newly discovered MACAMIDES and MACAENES found in no other plant. Research data has finally shed light on the amazing properties of this once forgotten, remarkable crop. Doctors are now researching these new alkaloids.
Today, our direct supply of maca products has the reputation as the freshest and purest root in the industry.
You’ll like our maca.